Stories about South Asia from June, 2017
Sagar Giri's photos carry the logo: “i click for conservation.”
"Couldn't believe this is exactly the same beach which I visited last year and my friend was like, man, its so dirty."
"Many countries which do not know our language, tradition, or culture, are now connecting to India through Yoga. Yoga connects body, mind, and soul."
"The linguistic evidence for the #AryanMigration theory is very strong. [Now there is something] for those that need hard science."
See their stripes, dots, and colors up close, thanks to these shots by photographer Susheel Shrestha.
Community correspondent Rohini Pawar shares how women in Walhe village in Pune district, Maharashtra, are breaking away from patriarchal cultural practices.
"The landslide took scores of lives. But it does not end there. More lives will be lost...Do you get it? There is no more fuel available in petrol pumps..."
"This incident hits at my identities as a humanitarian, a global public health advocate, a medical doctor, and a Pakistani minority."
It's a matter of life and death for ex-Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav.
"This Subodh is representative of Bangladesh at the present time. He is the representative of the unemployed and the marginalized people. He is the representative of good sense."
"Many friends have also confided tht seeing me go thru all wht i've had to has made thm self censor even more. Climate of fear persists"
“We have one message to those who are trying to destroy the institutions of India and everything it stands for: we will fight for our country and overcome these forces."
It has yet to be included in Google Translate, but Odia was the first Indian language to make an appearance on Wikipedia, 15 years ago.
Thousands of people have gathered in Verwada village in Barwani district to celebrate the newest festival in Madhya Pradesh – the festival of Rani Kajal Mata, an ancient, indigenous deity.
An explosive news story has resulted in several government officials losing their jobs and a newspaper being intimidated, revealing Pakistani state and military officials' limited regard for press freedom.
"Islamophobia in its ugliest forms attacks our belonging. It attacks our identity, which is so vast, varied, and intersectional that it cannot possibly fit into a box."
In this episode, we take you to Venezuela, Indian-administered Kashmir, Thailand, Nigeria, and Brazil.
"Each one of us Dalit’s progress in education is determined by these fellowship grants. When we are denied these, we undergo mental harassment and our societal death."
"Pedicabs...provide an essential mobility service for much of South Asia. The industry to produce and manage cycle rickshaws likewise is also a major employment and income source..."